TMCC College Catalog
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Progression Standards for Financial Aid Students
Federal and State regulations require all financial aid recipients
to meet established progress standards.
For Complete details, Go online to
financialaid/policies/ and click on “Financial Aid Academic
Progress Appeal Policy” for additional information.
Progression Standards for Students Receiving
Veterans’ Education Benefits
Veteran students at Truckee Meadows Community College
must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward a degree
or certificate to remain in good standing. Students who meet
the satisfactory academic progress requirements are considered
to be in “good standing” status.
To be eligible for veterans’ assistance, veterans must meet
the following grade point average, credit completion and
attendance requirements in order to maintain eligibility. These
progression standards may affect a student’s eligibility to
continue to use veterans’ education benefits.
Veteran students who feel, because of extenuating
circumstances, theyhavenot beenable tomeet their progression
standards, may submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Academic
Progress Appeals Committee. Satisfactory progress is defined as
Grade Point Average — Students must maintain a
minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. As the “W”
grade has no impact in determining the grade point average,
it is interpreted as no credit, as if the class were never taken.
An amended certification will be submitted to the Veterans
Administration for any veteran student who receives a“W”grade.
This may result with the veteran student having to pay back a
portion of their veterans’ benefits received for that semester.
Credit Completion —Veteran students must carefully
review their courses and degree program to assure that
A. no more than the number of credits required for the degree
have been earned; and
B. all such credits are directly applicable to the degree
To ensure that all courses are applicable, veterans must
report all previous education and training to the college. It is
the student’s responsibility to order transcripts from institutions
previously attended. After two semesters of enrollment, the
Department of Veterans Affairs will be notified if the student has
failed to order transcripts. This may result in a delay or cessation
of veterans’ education benefits. This includes any credits
awarded before the student began using veterans’ education
benefits. Veterans may be denied benefits or asked to reimburse
benefits received for credit earned in excess of their degree
Persons having questions regarding withdrawal from courses
are encouraged to visit the Financial Aid Office to contact the
TMCC VA Certifying Official.
Attendance — Students are expected to attend all
classes for which they have registered.
F” for Non-Attendance-An amended certification will be
submitted to Veterans Administration for any veteran student
who receives an “F” for “non-attendance.” This may result with
the veteran student having to pay back a portion of their
veterans’ education benefit received for that semester.
Progression Standards for F-1 International
Students onTMCC’s I-20
In order to maintain full-time student status, International
students with F-l visas on TMCC’s I-20 must meet the following
grade point average, attendance and credit completion
SATISFACTORY PROGRESS REPORT:
The student must enroll in and maintain a minimum of 12
credit hours per academic semester. In certain circumstances
enrollment in fewer than 12 credits may be approved by the
foreign student’s advisor. If a student fails to maintain the 12
credits, he/she may need to be reinstated.
The student must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of
and make satisfactory academic progress to remain in good
For purposes of meeting academic performance as outlined
in this policy, letter grades are interpreted as the following
definitions and categories:
A. A course will be considered complete if a grade of “A,” B,”“C,”
D,”“F,”“S,”“U,” or “P” is awarded.
B. A course will not be considered complete if a grade of “W,”“I,”
IP,”“AD,”“NR,” or “X” is awarded.
Students are expected to attend all classes for which they
have registered. Progress reports are required each semester to
verify attendance and progress in each course.
Statement of Policy in Accordance with the
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Each semester, TMCC publishes information in the class
schedule for students concerning the Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This act was designed
to protect the privacy of educational records and to provide
guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data
through informal and formal hearings. This is not a means
for challenging the fairness of a grade. A student wishing to
challenge the fairness of a grade should read the section on
Appeal of Grade in the Appeals Procedures section of this course
No one shall have access to, nor will the campus disclose
any information from a student’s educational records without
the written consent of the student except to personnel within
the institution and college work study students performing
an assigned college function; the Nevada System of Higher
Education; Police performing an assigned System function; the
Controller General of the United States; the Secretary of the
United States Department of Health, Education andWelfare; the
UnitedStatesCommissionerof Education; theAssistant Secretary
of Education; the Nevada State Education Department; officials
of other institutions in which the student is seeking to enroll; to
accrediting agencies carrying out their accreditation function;
to persons in compliance with a judicial order; to parents who
have established the student’s dependency as defined by
the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, Section 152; to officials
providing student financial aid; to the Veterans Administration,
Social Security Administration, the Guaranteed Student Loan
program, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, Chase Manhattan
Bank, City Bank Corporation of NewYork and the United Student
Aid Fund; to organizations conducting studies for or on behalf
of educational agencies and to persons in an emergency in
order to protect the health and safety of students or other
persons. Students may authorize the release of non-directory